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You'll find all the conversion and compression tools you need, all in one place, at Zamzar. With over 1100 file-conversion types supported, whether you need to convert videos, audio, documents or images, you'll easily find what you need and soon have your files in the formats and sizing that work for you.

MP3 Audio Format

MP3 Converter

MP3 is the most common format for storing and playing digital music. It’s short for ‘MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3’, and it was developed in the early 1990s as a way of compressing audio to create smaller files that could be easily shared and stored without losing too much sound quality.

MP3 is a universal format maintained by the International Office for Standardization (ISO). MP3 tracks will play on almost any device and with most media players, including Windows Media Player and Apple Music. Digital music took off in the 1990s and 2000s, and many users used media players to ‘rip’ CDs, or download tracks from sites like Napster, turning MP3 into the most common audio format. Because MP3 uses ‘lossy’ compression that can’t be reversed, some music listeners prefer to use other formats such as FLAC, even if the file sizes are bigger.

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AC3 Audio Format

AC3 Converter

The AC3 (Audio Codec 3) file format was developed by Dolby Laboratories, and is an audio format designed to support surround sound. The format can include up to six separate channels of audio output - one for each of the five speakers in a surround sound setup, plus one for a subwoofer. AC3 files use Dolby Digital lossy compression technology, which maintains sound quality even with a reduced file size.

Although this file format was originally developed for audio in cinemas, it now has many other uses, such as in digital video streaming and TV broadcasting, for DVD and Blu-ray discs, and for video game consoles. The format’s reduced file size makes it ideal for storing and distributing - e.g. on a DVD or Blu-ray disc. An AC3 file can be opened by many different media players, including Apple QuickTime, Windows Media Player, and VLC.

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How to convert a MP3 to a AC3 file?

  1. 1. Choose the MP3 file that you want to convert.
  2. 2. Select AC3 as the the format you want to convert your MP3 file to.
  3. 3. Click "Convert" to convert your MP3 file.

Convert to AC3

Using Zamzar, it is possible to convert a variety of other formats to AC3 files:

264 to AC3 3G2 to AC3 3GA to AC3 3GP to AC3 3GPP to AC3 AAC to AC3 AIFC to AC3 AIFF to AC3 AMR to AC3 APE to AC3 ASF to AC3 AVI to AC3 CAF to AC3 F4V to AC3 FLAC to AC3 FLV to AC3 M2TS to AC3 M4A to AC3 M4B to AC3 M4R to AC3 M4V to AC3 MIDI to AC3 MKV to AC3 MOD to AC3 MOV to AC3 MP3 to AC3 MP4 to AC3 MPG to AC3 MTS to AC3 OGA to AC3 OGG to AC3 RA to AC3 RAM to AC3 RM to AC3 RMVB to AC3 TS to AC3 VOB to AC3 WAV to AC3 WEBM to AC3 WMV to AC3